10 Morning Sickness-Relieving Tips

Posted on Apr 9, 2012 | Blog Posts, Morning Sickness Remedies Category | | Print This Article

Descendant of the chickens who helped win the Cold War
Creative Commons License photo credit: dno1967b

Morning sickness doesn’t have to be debilitating. Just because you’re pregnant doesn’t mean that you should have to constantly be heaving or nauseous. There are things you can do to relieve morning sickness.

While not all of these will work for every woman, give some a shot today and see if they work for you:

  1. Avoid spicy or greasy foods. As much as we all love them, they will aggravate your morning sickness, and make you more nauseas.
  2. Drink plenty of fluids throughout the day. Water is best for you, though ginger ale may also help reduce nausea. Sip on a drink throughout the day rather than trying to drink a lot of fluids at one sitting. Some women also find it helpful to suck ice cubes, popsicles, or hard candy.
  3. Keep soda crackers handy. Many women find that eating soda crackers ten to fifteen minutes before they actually get up and out of bed helps reduce morning sickness. Soda crackers can also be used throughout the day to settle your stomach.
  4. Some women find that eating watermelon reduces morning sickness.
  5. Eat small, snack sized meals often throughout the day. Smaller portions more often can help reduce nausea while still giving you and your baby the nutrition you need.
  6. As much as the weather permits, get plenty of fresh air.
  7. Exercise. While you don’t want to overexert yourself during pregnancy, a daily walk or other low impact exercise is good for you, and can help with morning sickness.
  8. Make sure to get plenty of rest during the day. Take naps. In addition to the much needed rest, this can reduce the severity of morning sickness.
  9. Know what triggers your morning sickness and avoid it. Everyone is different, and some smells that bother one person may not affect another. When you become aware that a certain smell or other trigger causes nausea for you, avoid it if possible.
  10. Try ginger. Many women get relief from their morning sickness with ginger tea, ginger soda, or even ginger nutritional supplements. Try some in your preferred format today.



   Top of Page